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If you wake up with a red eye, this is how you get rid of it quickly.
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and this is not medical advice.
I woke up, took a shower and looked at myself in the mirror.
There was a bloodshot in my left eye. It was bright red and ugly. It’s like there was a strawberry inside my left eye socket. Ugh.
“What the hell?” I yelled at the mirror.
I had an interview in two hours.
As you know, I recently started an “Interview with Josh’s Inner Circle” series. I record a video chat with a native speaker, so that you can watch and listen to our conversation and learn new English phrases. That morning, I had an interview scheduled.
But I had a monstrous red eye. I panicked.
I had three options.
- Cancel the interview
- Do an audio-only interview
- Just do the video interview with the ugly bloodshot eye
I wasn’t going to cancel the interview that was happening in two hours. It’s important that my students see our facial expressions, so I wasn’t going to do the audio-only interview.
So I applied an ice pack on my left eye for two hours while I prepared for the interview.
Using the computer with only the right hand was not easy at first. But soon I got the hang of it. When I was in highschool, I used to play computer games while eating potato chips. I know how to do this.
I looked at myself in the mirror again 5 minutes before the interview. The blooshost was gone! My eye was back to normal.
It seems that the vessels in the sclera (the surface of the white part of the eye) were swollen. The icepack worked!
“To get the hang of something”
It means you learn to do something you don’t understand at first, but you gradually get more comfortable with it. e.g. “You’ll get the hang of Australian accent soon.” “You’ll get the hang of his sense of humor.”
How to Succeed in MBA
In this “Interview with Native Speakers” series, I interview a friend of mine who has gone to an MBA program in the United States. We talk about:
- How we met
- How he was able to beat other MBA students in a competition
- What you should expect from an MBA program
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